Homeowner Habits That Contribute to Poor Indoor Air Quality

When you’re a homeowner, many things come to mind. From paying your utility bills to making sure that you clean the dishes from last night, the list goes on and on — but what about finding ways to improve your indoor air quality? Sure, it might not be something that’s on the top of your list (or on it at all), but some day-to-day habits can bog it down; here's what you should know.

What Can Harm My Indoor Air Quality?

Using Chemical Cleaners

When you clean around your home, what do you use to get the job done? For many homeowners, they may use store-bought chemical cleaning agents. And while those get the job done, they can also bring down your indoor air quality — since those harmful chemicals linger around longer much longer than anyone would like them to.

However, if you’re looking to keep your IAQ in good spirits, it’s best to opt for green, natural cleaning agents — which still get the job done, but without the harmful additives.

Not Grooming Pets Often

When you’re a pet parent, there are a series of day-to-day tasks to complete to keep your “fur baby” happy and healthy. However, one detail that tends to be put off is grooming your pet regularly. For instance, if your dog happens to shed often, their fur will not only stick to clothing and furniture, but it will also go airborne — clinging to the inside of air vents.

And you forego a professional air duct cleaning, there’s a chance that you may be breathing all of that in daily. To eliminate this from happening, it’s essential to brush your pet at least once a week. This will help cut back on the shedding and help keep your indoor air quality in good spirits!

Not Too Sure What's Bringing Down Your IAQ?

Sometimes, it’s just a matter of replacing your filters, having your air ducts cleaned, and sealing any leaks in the ductwork that may be present. And with a team of highly-skilled professionals, that can all be done with the utmost of ease.

For assistance, give Proactive Comfort a call at (603) 239-2346 and schedule your appointment!